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Semantically-enabled Service Oriented Architecture focused around principles of service orientation, semantic modeling, intelligent and automated integration defines grounds for a cutting-edge technology which enables new means to integration of services, more adaptive to changes in business requirements which occur over systems' lifetime. We define the(More)
Service-oriented architectures - and particularly the Web service technologies that enable them, such as WSDL (Web Services Description Language) and SOAP - are widely acknowledged for their potential to revolutionize computing. However, existing SOAs will prove difficult to scale without a proper degree of automation. SOAs' success depends on resolving(More)
BACKGROUND There is increasing interest in the use of total hip replacement (THR) for reconstruction in patients who have displaced intracapsular hip fractures. Patient selection is important for good outcomes, but criteria have only recently been clearly defined in the form of national guidelines. This study aimed to investigate patient reported outcomes(More)
An important step in realizing the vision of both Web services and Grid is the provision of a robust, automatic and reliable solution for finding services or resources in such environments. Different solutions to this problem were already proposed, each with its specific model and realization. Although all solutions address the same problem, it is very(More)
This paper overviews and compares the DERI and DEI-Cefriel approaches to the SWS-Challenge workshop mediation scenario in terms of the utilized underlying technologies and delivered solutions. In the mediation scenario one partner uses RosettaNet to define its B2B protocol while the other one operates on a proprietary solution. Goal of the workshop(More)
Modeling the semantics of business services and their corresponding messages using ontologies enables flexible integration that is more adaptive to business-driven change. In this paper we demonstrate our approach building upon an established Semantic Web Service Framework (WSMX) to facilitate a conversation between heterogeneous services that support both(More)
We conducted a prospective cohort study investigating the rate and predictors of dissatisfaction among patients after primary total hip arthroplasty (THA). Eight hundred fifty patients were assessed preoperatively and 1 year postoperatively using Patient Reported Outcome Measures. There was a 7% rate of dissatisfaction after THA. After univariate analysis,(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study is to assess the long-term outcome of breast cancer patients with a component of lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) treated with conservative surgery and radiation therapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS The pathology reports of all patients treated with conservative surgery and radiation therapy at our institution prior to 1992(More)